New Stage announces summer class schedule

New Stage announces summer class schedule


JACKSON — New Stage Theatre has announced Early Bird registrations for its 2022 Summer Camps in acting, singing, and dance for students rising 2nd through 12th during the 2022-2023 school year.

Education Director Sharon Miles said New Stage is excited to welcome students back for the summer programming.

“First Stages and Broadway Jr. camps have been pivotal in the growth of youth artists for more than a decade,” Miles said. 

“Students have the unique opportunity to take classes from industry professionals and develop skills in acting, singing, and dance.”

“The skills that we teach apply to the craft of theatre and beyond,” she said. “Students learn to collaborate with their peers, build self-confidence, and have a great time in the process.”

There are two age-appropriate camps available. Students currently enrolled in first through sixth grades in the 2021-2022 school year can participate in the New Stage Theatre First Stages Camp from June 6 - 17,  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students currently enrolled in 6th through 11th grades in the 2021-2022 school year can participate in the Broadway Jr. Summer Camp from June 20 through July 17, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. 

Graduating seniors can register for the Broadway Jr Summer Camp this year. 

The Early Bird cost of the First Stages is $250, and the Broadway Jr. Summer Camp Intensive is $475. 

After May 2, registration is $300 for the First Stages and $525 for the Broadway Jr. Camp. 

The New Stage Theatre First Stages Camp includes creative dramatic games, and structured improvisations, and culminates in a showcase performance for invited friends and family. 

Camp participants will receive instruction in acting, improvisation, stage movement, musical theatre, dance, voice and diction, and auditioning. 

The camp will conclude with a showcase performance open to family and friends. Titles under consideration are “Magic Tree House,” “The  Knights at Dawn Kids” and “Seussical Kids.”

The camp includes an introduction to all elements of theatre production in daily classes. The culmination of the camp is a fully produced production presented on New Stage’s main stage.

Titles under consideration are “Into the Woods Jr.,” “Children of Eden Jr.,” and “The Lion King Jr.”

New Stage’s Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds said that the New Stage day camp offers excellent training for young artists.

“We usually cast New Stage campers in our subscription season’s youth roles,” Reynolds said. “It is wonderful to see the young actors’ growth from camp to holding their own with professionals on our main stage.” 

These camps incorporate more than 100 hours of instruction by theatre professionals with a combined 100 years of professional theatre experience. 

Coupled with the opportunity to perform on the main stage of a professional theatre, the New Stage Theatre Summer Camp Series is a “can’t miss” event for aspiring actors. 

“We are looking forward to another great summer at New Stage,” Sharon Miles said.

To find out more about the New Stage Theatre Summer Camps or to register for the camp, visit Early Bird registration starts now and lasts through May 2. 

For more information or to register visit camps. 

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